Microstimulation in the region of the human thalamic principal somatic sensory nucleus evokes sensations like those of mechanical stimulation and movement.

@article{Ohara2004MicrostimulationIT,
  title={Microstimulation in the region of the human thalamic principal somatic sensory nucleus evokes sensations like those of mechanical stimulation and movement.},
  author={Shinji Ohara and Nirit Weiss and Fred Lenz},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={736-45}
}
We explored the region of human thalamic somatic sensory nucleus (ventral caudal, Vc), corresponding to monkey ventral posterior (VP), with threshold microstimulation (TMIS) during stereotactic procedures for the treatment of tremor. Of 122 sites in 116 patients (124 thalami) where mechanical (touch, pressure, and sharp) or movement [movement through the body (movement) and vibration] sensations were evoked, 72 sites were found in the core or in adjacent regions, posterior-inferior (33… CONTINUE READING